William Ezra Jenner

Notable Facts

  • Served as Senate President Pro Tempore in the 82nd General Assembly (1940-1942)

Offices

Indiana Senate
Lawrence, Martin, Orange Counties
In office
Nov 7, 1934 to Jun 1, 1942

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Resigned
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Nov 14, 1944 to Jan 3, 1945

Party: Republican
Assumed: Special Election
Left: Did Not Run
U.S. Senate
Class 1
In office
Jan 3, 1947 to Jan 3, 1959

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
William Ezra Jenner spent 19 years, 8 months, 17 days in office in Indiana, including 12 years, 1 month, 22 days at the federal level and 7 years, 6 months, 25 days at the state level.

Elections

1944–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
Special Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1944
52.11%
William Ezra Jenner*, Republican, 857,250 votes
47.14%
Cornelius O'Brien, Democratic, 775,417 votes
 0.75%
Carl W. Thompson, Prohibition, 12,349 votes
Out of 1,645,016 votes casts, the margin of victory was 81,833 (4.97%)
1946–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1946
54.91%
William Ezra Jenner*, Republican, 739,809 votes
43.36%
Maurice Clifford Townsend, Democratic, 584,288 votes
 1.56%
Elmer D. Riggs, Prohibition, 21,008 votes
 0.11%
John Marion Morris, Socialist Labor, 1,523 votes
 0.06%
Elmer G. Johnson, Communist, 806 votes
Out of 1,347,434 votes casts, the margin of victory was 155,521 (11.55%)
1952–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
52.44%
William Ezra Jenner (i)*, Republican, 1,020,605 votes
46.82%
Henry Frederick Schricker, Democratic, 911,169 votes
 0.65%
Carl W. Thompson, Prohibition, 12,734 votes
 0.05%
Carl Leon Eddy, Progressive, 891 votes
 0.04%
John Marion Morris, Socialist Labor, 719 votes
Out of 1,946,118 votes casts, the margin of victory was 109,436 (5.62%)
In the 3 races we have results for, William Ezra Jenner had a record of 3-0. That includes a record of 2-0 in 2 general elections, and 1-0 in 1 special election.